Gwen Elliot's Australian Garden
The essential gardener’s guideISBN: 9781875657643jacketed HB, 246pp, $39.95
Illustrated with many full-colour photographs and line drawings, this is probably the most comprehensive single-volume guide to growing Australian plants. Many shy away from planting them in our gardens because we think them less colourful than exotic plants. Here, Gwen Elliot refutes this misconception once and for all by showing us the full technicolour glory of our native flora; and with notes on what grows where on our continent, and for how long; plant dimensions and requirements of soil, fertiliser, watering and pruning, this is a must for all gardeners who want to include Australian plants in their overall garden design.